Prong The matcha bamboo whisk has 80 prong
Material 100% natural bamboo
Usage Usucha (thin tea) and Koicha (thick tea)
Dimensions Diameter 6 cm / Height 11 cm
Can you use a regular whisk for matcha?
Forks, spoons and metal whisks will never properly mix up the matcha—you will always have clumps, and you won’t get the original frothy and savoury taste that the matcha bamboo whisk or ‘chasen’ (created specifically for matcha mixing) creates. It’s a must have for preparing the best cup of matcha. The matcha whisk with 80 prong will help you make your at-home matcha even faster!
Pro tip: You can use the matcha bamboo whisk best in combination with the matcha bowl.
How to whisk matcha?
- Place the whisk in hot water for a few seconds to loosen the strings to soften the bamboo each time before using the matcha whisk.
- Put 1 teaspoon of matcha (1g) in the matcha bowl
- Pour warm water (80 degrees) into the bowl
- Whisk the matcha in a W-motion (or M-motion) for 20 seconds, enjoy!
Pro tip: don’t scrape the whisk across the bottom of the matcha bowl.
After each use, rinse with cold water and let it dry on the whisk holder. Make sure to never put your matcha whisk in the dishwasher or use soap to clean it, as it can extremely damage the matcha whisk.
Matcha whisk name
The matcha bamboo whisk (80 prong) aka ‘Chasen’ in Japanese. It is a traditional brush to prepare a matcha tea. These brushes are handmade from a single piece of bamboo and have a very fine structure. It will help you create the very foamy structure of the matcha tea.
What does 80 prong mean?
Well, it is the string count (or the teeth of the whisk). The more strings a whisk has, the finer they are, which ultimately creates a smoother matcha. The higher the number, the easier it is to whisk the tea powder into the water and create the foam.